Category Archives: Trend Analysis

Here we discuss different types of trend analysis indicators that can help you determine the strength of the trend and to know whether you should be buying or selling. By identifying strong trends, you may reduce risk and increase your profit potential.

The ADXVMA Indicator and Adaptive Moving Averages

The ADXVMA indicator is an adaptive moving average and automatically responds to price volatility. Specifically, it follows price closely during trending markets whereas it is less sensitive during sideways action. To learn more about the ADXVMA indicator and adaptive moving averages, watch the video or continue reading below: Moving Averages vs. Adaptive Moving Averages Originally,…

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SuperTrend: A Versatile Stop Loss

SuperTrend M11

The SuperTrend indicator is an enhancement of the Maximum Adverse Excursion (MAE) concept, as introduced by John Sweeney in the mid-nineties. It is most commonly applied as a trailing stop indicator, adjusting to both prices and volatility. When volatility is high, the trailing stop is further away from prices. Conversely, when volatility is low, the…

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The Quantitative Qualitative Estimation Indicator

The Quantitative Qualitative Estimation ( QQE ) indicator is an offspring from Wilder’s famous Relative Strength Index ( RSI ). The base plot is an RSI smoothed over 5 periods supplemented by a signal line. The signal line is composed of a moving Average True Range (ATR). By smoothing the QQE and signal lines, the…

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The Arnaud Legoux Moving Average: Information Value vs. Information Confidence

In this Spotlight we’re looking at the Arnaud Legoux Moving Average (ALMA) which was developed as an alternative to conventional moving averages. Specifically, Legoux sought to create a smooth moving average without compromising responsiveness. To learn more, check out the video or continue reading below. The ALMA indicator is a linear filter whose coefficients are…

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Improving Fast Stochastic Setups

FastStoch for NT8

The Fast Stochastic is a momentum indicator developed by George Lane. On momentum, Lane is quoted as saying: “If you visualize a rocket going up in the air – before it can turn down, it must slow down. Momentum always changes direction before price.“ Therefore, stochastic setups are used in situations where a momentum fall-off may…

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Trigger Lines : Cross vs. Thrust

In this Indicator Spotlight, we’re looking at the Trigger Lines indicator which can be used as a trend filter. The Fast Trigger is a LinReg Indicator, similar to the standard NinjaTrader version. The signal line is calculated by applying an EMA to the linear regression indicator. Therefore, an identical plot can be achieved by simply…

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The Wilder Volatility Stop

Volatility Stop for NT8

When used with time based bars, the Volatility Stop indicator adjusts to the current market environment. Specifically, it allows for stop widening when volatility increases and tightening when it decreases.

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Using the Heikin Ashi Indicator for Determining Market Trends

The Heikin-Ashi indicator (sometimes spelled Heiken Ashi) is used for determining market trends, identifying short/long biases.

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The Weekly VWAP Calculation

The Weekly VWAP for NT8

In this Indicator Spotlight, we’re looking at “The Current Week VWAP”. Many are already familiar with the current day VWAP, available from our indicator library and / or the Order Flow VWAP that comes with NinjaTrader 8. The Weekly VWAP, is a nice supplement to this analysis as it allows you to review trend and overbought/-sold information in a higher timeframe.

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Donchian Channel Strategy – The Turtle System

In this spotlight we’re looking at a Donchian Channel strategy, originally developed by the Turtle Traders. This is a trend-following approach…

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